UFO Sighting Report - USA
April 1996 : Ruidoso, New Mexico
Ruidoso, New Mexico A Silver Disk Shaped Craft
Date: April 1996
Time: Approx: 11:00 a.m.
Hey Brian, Thanks for writing back. I'll share my two sightings that I had while living in Ruidoso, New Mexico. I'll share a little background about myself as it may lend some credibility. My father served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. I was a military dependent until I was 14. I joined the U.S. Army straight out of high school in 1985. I've been around military aircraft for the first 24 years of my life. I have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. I lived in New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. I am now 41 and live in San Antonio, Texas and work in the aviation industry.
In April of 1996 at about 11:00 a.m. on a Sunday (a crystal clear day) I was driving my Jeep near my house on a short street called Ivy approaching a stop sign on Porr street. I happened to look up and just above the pine trees there was a silver disk moving very slowly (I'll guess 75ft to 125ft off the ground). I watched it for about 8 or 10 seconds until it went beyond my line of sight (due to the trees). It was probably 30 to 40 feet in diameter, it was hard to gauge the height because I was almost directly under it, but if I had to guess I would say maybe 8 feet.
I did not report this to anyone, however when I went to work on Tuesday (my next work day) one of the guys that I worked with (name removed) said "have you talked to (name removed)? She saw a UFO yesterday". Of course I got excited and asked him to send her down to talk to me as soon as she had a chance. (I was working as a manager on the Mescalero Apache Reservation at a casino/resort called "The Inn of the Mountain Gods".) Anyway, the lady who worked upstairs came down to talk to me about 30 minutes later. She described seeing the same craft the day after I did on the reservation (also a daytime sighting) she was driving as well and watched it for a couple of minutes while she drove until the curve of the road and a mountain obstructed her view of the craft. She was really freaked out about the whole thing. I asked her if she told her husband about her sighting, she said no (her husband was a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer). She told me she was so freaked out by it that she didn't sleep the night before and did not want to tell her husband. I told her that she shouldn't be afraid, but feel fortunate to have seen such a thing.
Thank you to the witness for the excellent report.
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